几年前的双语精选

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唱佛机
Staalplaat(柏林的实验音乐与声音艺术团体-首款佛机的出版商) 2005年11月
http://www.popmatters.com/music/reviews/f/fm3-buddhamachine.shtml
唱佛机真正的不同之处在于,FM3是在一块小芯片和一个低保真喇叭上创造了这一切。它是一个催眠用品,也是个可以随身携带的放松工具。
Buddha Machine
By Staalplaat 11 2005
http://www.popmatters.com/music/reviews/f/fm3-buddhamachine.shtml
The Buddha Machine what’s truly special about it is what FM3 has done with a tiny bit of recording space on a shitty little speaker. It’s mesmerizing. It’s portable relaxation.

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唱佛机 2:$25的一体化环境音乐播放盒有了下一代产品
作者彼得·科恩
[Gear Log网站,对唱佛机的简短评论]
在美国总统选举正在进行的时候,我似乎错过了一个发布会:现在正流行的唱佛机,一个价值25美元的播放环境音乐的神秘小盒子,终于有了下一代产品。

Buddha Machine 2: All-in-One $25 Ambient Box Gets a Sequel
By Peter Kirn

In the midst of the US election, I missed an important announcement: the smash hit Buddha Machine, a mysterious little $25 gadget that generates its own ambient music, has a sequel.

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唱佛机:精神领域不断翻新的收音机
邮件 作者 科利·多克托罗 2007年3月24日 11:34 晚上
HYPERLINK http://www.boingboing.net/2007/03/24/buddha-machine-spiri.html
我也买了一台,并且从未后悔,它已走进了我的生活。在当今这个电脑时代,它绝不是一个古怪的时代错误。

Buddha Machine: spiritual, generative transistor radio
Posted by Cory Doctorow, March 24, 2007 11:34 PM
http://www.boingboing.net/2007/03/24/buddha-machine-spiri.html
I bought one and I don’t regret it. It’s going in my keeper pile — it will be no less anachronistic, weird and interesting in an age of nanocomputers than it is today.

4、
唱佛机
作者克里斯 大伦2006年1月17日
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/17998-the-buddha-machine?artist_title=17998-the-buddha-machine
有人把它当作新奇的事物,但它不是:它只是个玩具。我们大多数人都会被能放音乐的小玩艺所吸引。我们会把它拿在手里把玩,摸索那些开关按钮,琢磨它究竟如何运作。一直以来,我们不断探索和延伸着我们欣赏音乐的道路。唱佛机并不是第一种内置音乐的电子播放设备,但它却是近乎完美的一个。反正我已经是放不下它了。

The Buddha Machine
By Chris Dahlen 1 17th, 2006
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/17998-the-buddha-machine?artist_title=17998-the-buddha-machine
Some people will call this a novelty, but it’s not: It’s a toy. Most of us are drawn to little gadgets that make music; we love to pick them up and fiddle with the switches, and play with them, and figure out how they work. Along the way we’re testing and stretching the ways we experience and consume music. The Buddha Machine isn’t the first self-contained music maker to sell as a work of electronic art, but it is an almost perfectly-realized example. And I can’t stop playing with it.

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唱佛机,千层佛,点唱佛
作者马克·泰波 2006年11月19日
http://igloomag.com/doc.php?task=view&id=1418&category=reviews
设计者故意让你透过一个糟糕的扬声器去听这些音乐,因为环境音乐不在乎这一点。但与它有直接关系的是你聆听的方式,音乐产生的机理,以及你所处的环境。所有音乐均由传统(中国)乐器演奏:例如一种叫作马头琴的蒙古提琴就被用来产生跳动(?)的颤音,古筝的声音像是一种被打碎的悦耳音调,笙则发出一种空虚的、同时衰弱也较快的声音….fm3小心地处理这些蕴含着灵气的纯粹声音,等把所有声音混合在一起,再透过唱佛机可怜(低端)的设备播放出来,那声音就被赋予了一种虚幻的诗意。
唱佛机是对技术时代的挑衅,并提出了一个疑问:音乐的价值何在?什么音乐值得去听?唱佛机给出的答案是:其价值就存在于声音之间的空间,而真正值得去听的,则是从创造力的随机性中迸发出的偶然事件。买一台,带到大街上,在人群最拥挤的地方打开播放,看世界会作何改变。

Buddha Machine, Layering Buddha, Jukebox Buddha
By Mark Teppo 11 19th, 06
http://igloomag.com/doc.php?task=view&id=1418&category=reviews
It is meant to be heard from a crappy speaker, because ambience just isn’t about the notes, but it is also directly connected to the manner in which you listen, in how the sound is made, and in the environment in which you listen. The loops are built from traditional instruments: the Mongolian fiddle called the Matouqin is captured in a speaker-rattling tremolo, the stringed Koto whispers a tiny fragment of melody, and the Chinese mouth organ exhales a fragile tone that decays almost instantly. FM3 craft tiny ghosts of sound that are flush with promise, with innocent tonality, and as they are melded and transformed by the limited technology of the hand-held Buddha Machine, the sound becomes phantasmal poetry.
A Buddha Machine is a defiant piece of retrograde technology that asks: what is the value of sound? What is worth listening to? The space between sounds, and the accidents that rise from random creativity. The Buddha Machine reminds us how to listen. Buy one, take it with you in public, and turn in on in the thick of the crowds. Watch how the world changes.

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思想的玩具:与唱佛机体验寂静
作者安德烈 2008年4月15日
http://igloomag.com/doc.php?task=view&id=1418&category=reviews
唱佛机音乐听起来的确有些单调,但却是工作时背景音乐的最好选择。它是听觉的薰香,用单色调的音乐营造出沉寂的环境,有助于激发人的自我意识。假如你已经感到你的内在思维正逐渐走向死胡同,使你已经无法继续工作,此时唱佛机也许可以帮助你打开思路。而戴上耳机后,它又是你在公共场合嘈杂的环境中精心安神的绝好工具。它无论是看起来还是听起来都很酷。

Toys for Thought: Softening Silence with the Buddha Machine
By Andre 4 15th, 2008
http://igloomag.com/doc.php?task=view&id=1418&category=reviews
The device’s sound palate is fairly monochromatic, making it a practical alternative to music as a backdrop to working. It’s aural incense, a constant tint of sound designed to mute the silence that induces self-consciousness. If you find your inner monologue getting in your way more than assisting you in getting work done, or just unwinding, the Buddha Machine can function as a strategic way to interrupt your mental chatter. With the proper headphones, it’s also great for drowning out distractingly uptempo music in public venues. It looks as cool as it sounds.

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[发出002]:唱佛机
邮件 作者克里斯河·万家顿2005年11月19日10:51 早上
文章转自cmj.com
http://aprilfish.blogspot.com/2005/11/skzzz-dispatch-002-fm3.html
9段低保真音乐透过简陋的设备,营造出随意而又深奥微妙的超度般的新奇感觉。这神秘的艺术品似乎就麻醉了人们的中枢神经,就连同时代的iPod和唱机都被它抢去了风头。

skzzz! [dispatch 002]: FM3
posted by Christopher R. Weingarten at 10:51 AM
11.19.2005
Text originally from cmj.com
http://aprilfish.blogspot.com/2005/11/skzzz-dispatch-002-fm3.html
The lowest-fi loops find bliss, transgression, freedom and sophisticated novelty in a clunky bit of technology. The mysterious little monolith has hit the record geek nerve center and complete uselessness to such contemporary interactive mediums as iPods and turntables.


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小隔间中的乐趣(办公室的恶作剧)
作者 托德·图特 2008年4月10日
http://glam-racket.blogspot.com/2008/04/fun-in-cubicles.html
50000个唱佛机销售一空,培养了一班真正的信徒。我相信大多数买家都会把它用于正当目的,而对我来说,我所想出来的新用途绝对使我感到满意。

Fun In The Cubicle
By Todd Totale 4 1th, 2008
http://glam-racket.blogspot.com/2008/04/fun-in-cubicles.html
50,000 of these units have been sold, creating a veritable cult. I’m sure many of those buyers use the devise for the correct intention, but for me, I’m very pleased with my new found application.

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专栏:引起共鸣的频率
作者马克·理查森 2006年12月1日 星期五
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/feature/39930-column-resonant-frequency-42
我发现唱佛机音乐最适合在读书时当作背景音乐来听。它有一种特殊的功能使大脑专心阅读书中的词句,而不会由于音乐分神。这些音乐在深夜散步时听听也不错。我会花五分钟左右时间听上两到三段音乐,同时带着我的狗鲁迪在那条穿过我家街区的小巷散步,我留心一眼街边树木成荫的景色,它留心一口路上别人扔下的食物。听着音乐,唱佛机让人心情平静并带来一种朦胧的色彩,一层淡淡的色彩。唱佛机可称得上是完美,简陋的设备却有值得称道的表现。这种音乐播放器的出现的确让人兴奋,尤其是在这个数字化的时代。从唱佛机这种工业时代的产品中你能享受到永无止境的、纯粹的电子音乐。它的手感也不错,大小很容易放进兜里,也可以放桌上。如果听够了iTunes,唱佛机是个不错的选择。廉价的扬声器和更廉价的电路板用它们特有的方式表达着自己的音乐。
所以说唱佛机是一种非凡的设备。我想它之所以有如此大的吸引力,主要是源自它那与一般观念相抵的无止境的乐曲,它与人心无杂念的自然状态融为一体。意识每一瞬间都在变化,永无止境的乐曲则是川流不息的,好像思维的一部分被关闭了,就像瑜珈练习者随着一声瑜珈圣音“Om”而进入的那种放松状态

Column: Resonant Frequency #42
By Mark Richardson 12 1th 06 Friday
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/feature/39930-column-resonant-frequency-42
I’ve never heard music as good for reading as the Buddah Machine. It has an uncanny knack of filling that space in my brain that has absolutely nothing to do with words, without requiring any additional energy. It’s not bad for late-night walks either. I might go through two or three loops for five minutes or so at a time as my dog Rudy and I trek through the dim alley that bisects my block, me keeping an eye out for shady characters and him keeping a nose out for potentially tasty garbage. Depending on the track that’s playing, the Buddha Machine can have a calming affect or add a faint layer of anxiety. It tints the atmosphere more than coloring it. The Buddha Machine is pretty much a perfect little device, making a very modest claim and doing what it advertises brilliantly. The idea of a dedicated sound-making machine is tremendously inspiring, especially in the age of digital information. You’ve got the endless promise of purely electronic music with the tactile pleasure of industrial design. And the Buddha Machine feels good in your hand, wants to be tucked in a pocket, is easy to lay on a desk and angle toward you went you want to give iTunes a rest. The cheap speaker and cheaper amp do their own part to give the noise its character. So the Buddha Machine remains a singular tool. I’m thinking that a huge part of its appeal also comes from the anti-mind character of endless loops, the thing that ties in with the brain’s non-thinking states. Consciousness is about moment-to-moment change; endless loops are about flow, part of the mind turning off, that thing yoga practitioners are going for when they let loose with an “Om.”

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FM3唱佛机
Staalplaat 2005年11月1日
http://www.popmatters.com/music/reviews/f/fm3-buddhamachine.shtml
在这个凡事都能下载的网络时代,唱佛机无疑是反潮流的代表。一个只包含3分钟奇特声音的播放器绝对是这个时代的稀罕物。如果你已经读到这儿了,承认吧——你肯定也想买一个了。

FM3Buddha Machine Staalplaat 11 1th, 2005
http://www.popmatters.com/music/reviews/f/fm3-buddhamachine.shtml
At its heart, however, the Buddha Machine is actually a counterargument to the onset of the downloading age.an entire release that contains just under three minutes of unique sound is quite the rarity. And if you’ve read this far, admit it — you know you want one

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第二代唱佛机:播放环境音乐的新发明
网友评论
我买两个正是因为两个唱佛机能带给我两倍的乐趣
2009年1月7日 2:20 下午
http://createdigitalmusic.com/2008/11/24/buddha-machine-2-all-in-one-25-ambient-box-gets-a-sequel/#comment-709936

Buddha Machine 2: revenge of the ambient music transistor radio gizmo
Discussion
January 7, 2009 2:20 pm
The fact that i have two just makes things doubly interesting.
http://createdigitalmusic.com/2008/11/24/buddha-machine-2-all-in-one-25-ambient-box-gets-a-sequel/#comment-709936

我在圣达菲的唱片店里卖出的唱佛机不计其数。从小孩到75岁的蓝头发老太太,真是震撼。我等新版已经等不及了。rEDcELL , 2008.11.19

#3 posted by rEDcELL , November 19, 2008 11:33 PM
I sold soooooo many of these weird little wonders in Santa Fe at the record store I worked at. From little kids to 75 year old, blue haired ladies, this was always a huge hit. I can’t wait for the new improved edition!

#12 jcdugayo , 2008年11月20日 2:47 早上
真是奇妙的发明。我喜欢。

#12 jcdugayo , 2008.11.20 2:47 AM
what a wonderful invention. I love it!

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